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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    By the way, when did Christian Bale decide to start playing all these angry, depressed, and overly serious characters? He needs to do something a little lighter for a change.

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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    Quote Originally Posted by sorceress1986 View Post
    OK, I kind of don't like the title to this thread, simply because I am one of those people that's loved Christian Bale since before Batman.

    It looks great, I just don't like that in the trailers, Russell Crowe gets the "Academy Award Winner" tag and Christian Bale deserves one more than Crowe.
    Bale has been a fabulous actor to watch since 'Empire Of The Sun' and has in more recent years finally broken through to more mainstream success.

    Russell Crowe has actually won an Academy Award for Best Actor ('Gladiator' in 2001, which won Best Picture) and been nominated in the same category in 2000 for 'The Insider' and again 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' which also won Best Picture. Utilizing an Academy Award winner and/or nominee in film marketing is generally seen as a seal of approval/quality/a reminder to general audiences of a performer's work.

    Bale will join his fellow actors soon enough in that pantheon. And Crowe and Denzel Washington could possibly gain more nominations for the upcoming release, 'American Gangster' from Director Ridley Scott, Director of 'Gladiator'.
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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    I just saw the trailer for 3:10. Looks good! Can't wait to see it.

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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    Westerns shoot their way back to the big screen

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    Pitt: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.


    By Scott Bowles
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    August 28, 2007

    Howdy, Hollywood.

    Despite the tombstones erected over the years by pundits and analysts, the Western never really died. It has just been suffering a gut shot.

    This fall, though, it's blazing back to theaters with movies that range from the contemporary to the legendary:

    3:10 to Yuma revisits the 1957 film, this time with Christian Bale playing a modest farmer who escorts an outlaw, played by Russell Crowe, to a train bound for federal prison. It opens Sept. 7.

    •The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, out Sept. 21, features Brad Pitt as the famous gunslinger and Casey Affleck as his turncoat gang member.

    No Country for Old Men. Set in the modern-day Rio Grande, the latest film from the Coen Brothers is a bloody hunt among thieves for $2 million. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, it opens Nov. 9.

    No one's quite sure why the Western became an endangered species on the cinematic landscape. Many recent Westerns, including Brokeback Mountain, Open Range and the Australian film The Proposition, were critical favorites, if not always blockbusters.

    "The Western is still just about the best genre for cinematic storytelling," says Paul Dergarabedian of Media By Numbers. "And they can make money, especially in the hands of the right director, like a Clint Eastwood or Kevin Costner."

    They're also just fun to make, Yuma's Bale says.

    "What's not to like?" he asks. "You're out in the beautiful country, riding horses, shooting guns. I guess they can seem repetitive if you're telling similar stories, but so would any kind of film."

    Pitt wonders whether the Western's reputation as a languid genre scares studios.

    "It can be a slow burn and out of its time," he says. " But to examine the people behind some of the myths of history can be poetry."

    Yuma director James Mangold says Hollywood just got lazy.

    "We led the way for a while, then the Italian filmmakers took it over," he says. "Now it's our chance to take it back."
    Not that it will be that easy.

    "Kids aren't saying 'Hey, there's a new Western we have to check out,' " Dergarabedian says. "But there are real A-list stars in this new crop, so there's hope."
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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    Mmmmmm.... Christian Bale.

    *drool*

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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    I'm going to this event, can't wait to see it!


    AFI Directors:
    3:10 TO YUMA
    Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JAMES MANGOLD AND PRODUCER CATHY KONRAD WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE SCREENING.
    Following up his critically acclaimed hit WALK THE LINE, James Mangold breathes fresh life into the quintessential American genre, the Western, with 3:10 TO YUMA. An update of the 1957 Western based on a story by Elmore Leonard, 3:10 TO YUMA pairs two of today's finest actors, Academy Award®-winner Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, as an infamous outlaw and the struggling rancher who volunteers to deliver him to justice. A stark parable of good and evil, the film offers a bracingly gritty depiction of life in the mythic Old West, plunging us into a landscape of hastily constructed towns and mean self-interest during the advent of the transcontinental railroad. 3:10 TO YUMA begins at a gallop and barely lets up, as Mangold combines intense physical action with sharply honed character drama to deliver a supremely satisfying, thoroughly modern entertainment.

    Rating R - for violence and some language
    Running Time 117 minutes
    Genre Specialty
    Director(s) James Mangold
    Cast Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Gretchen Mol, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Peter Fonda
    Release Date Tue Sep 4
    http://www.arclightcinemas.com/(hm5w...&CinemaID=1001
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    Re: "Maximus" & "Batman" play cowboys

    Lionsgate will Sneak Preview '3:10 to Yuma' this Sunday
    http://www.310toyumathefilm.com/
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